WAPO Membership Procedure

The World Alliance of Pituitary Organizations offers a membership to pituitary patient organizations as well as rare disease and/or adrenal patient organizations with an interest in pituitary disorders.
The following steps will be made in the procedure:

A. Procedure Membership for legally established patient organization:

  1. Patient organization to show interest in WAPO membership in a short letter;
  2. WAPO will send you a confirmation email with a link to a survey to get to know your organization.
  3. Patient organization to fill the questionnaire.
  4. WAPO will confirm receipt to patient organization.
  5. The Membership Committee will review the information and will set up a call to discuss the membership expectations in more detail.
  6. Afterwards, the Membership Committee will advice the WAPO Board on the patient organizations’s full membership.
  7. WAPO will send a ‘Welcome message’ to the new member organization.

B. Social Media Patient Group: 

  1. As above;
  2. Social Media Patient Groups are requested to send in two ‘Letters of Recommendation’ by two different specialist physicians, who are supporting the patient group in their activities and membership of WAPO.

Since January 2017, WAPO full member organizations are requested to pay an annual Membership Fee of €35.
WAPO will send an invoice via PayPal to each member organization in January/February.
Payments can be done via PayPal or bank (bank details are available on the WAPO home page).
If for some reason your organization is not able to pay the membership fee, please contact us via email. We will help you in finding a solution.

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Membership benefits

While WAPO is growing each year with a good number of member organizations, we see the benefits are global as well. By joining WAPO, your organization can count on:

  • An international community of similar patient organizations represented in over 40 countries
  • Access to a vast base of experience and knowledge of dealing with major issues every pituitary organization faces around the world
  • All-day-long support, as different organizations are in different Time Zones, your question will not remain unanswered by contacting other members via personal emails or via our dedicated closed Facebook group.
  • Access to a library with major documents on different languages (i.e. official documents, requests to authorities, grant requests and many more)
  • The ability to contact other organizations and doctors with broad experience who can help your patients with advice
  • International back-up to your organization
  • Attendance for one delegate to attend the annual WAPO Summit, where you will experience workshops and tutorials on aspects of organizational/business management and latest disease knowledge by highly respected pituitary experts.